Islam – A Comprehensive Way of Life
October 28, 2016

Wahid Bhat To understand the essence of Islam is to understand the very essence of humanity. More than a religion, Islam is a complete and comprehensive way of life leading to a balanced way of living. Islam brings civilization and happiness to man. Islamic principles and teachings can provide realistic, fair and objective solutions to the prevention of individual, familial, social and international.

Education in Kashmir
October 28, 2016

Through my long association with the Government College for Women, Srinagar, as well as a teacher from 1952 to 1995, I have been witness to its phenomenal role as an instrument of change. An institution that had a small beginning. Housed in what was a ‘Widow’s Palace’ in the time of the erstwhile ‘Maharajadhiraj’ of Jammu and Kashmir, it grew to alter a whole society’s.

Denmark’s first feminist mosque founder challenges norms
October 26, 2016

Copenhagen: The founder of Scandinavia’s first female-led mosque is a soft-spoken “imama” who has riled conservatives with her views on marriage but others say her project is not progressive enough. The Mariam Mosque opened in March and held its first Friday prayer in August, when Danish-born imam Saliha Marie Fetteh spoke to around 60 women — just over half of them Muslim — about female.

India’s new number 1: J-K surpasses Kerala’s life expectancy, except at birth
October 25, 2016

Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) has surpassed Kerala as the state with the highest life expectancy in India for all ages, barring life expectancy at birth, according to the latest data released on October 19, 2016, by the Registrar General of India (RGI), custodian of census data. The RGI publishes state level life expectancy–defined as the estimate of the average number of additional years that a person.

Scraping Indus Water Treaty: A Water Bomb Waiting to Explode?
October 22, 2016

In Cameron Stracher’s 2011 novel The Water Wars Vera and her brother Will struggle in a country collapsed from the environmental cataclysm. The authorities hoard water, dam rivers, and even exploit clouds as glaciers vanish and polar caps melt. In their bid to find their lost friend, the duo take risks of armed groups and gluttonous corporations and ultimately learn the truth about the water scarcity. A.

“We found it totally different from what National media is propagating: Indian journalist team
October 21, 2016

Shah Aijaz Srinagar  |(PTK): Although Indian media particularly the electronic media houses are trying hard to prove Kashmir agitation as Pak sponsored activity and are eyeing on increasing their Television Rating Points (TRP), but the facts are totally different from what is being shown on the news channels. It really needed guts and courage to arrive on ground and find what actually is happening.

Talk and deliver justice
October 21, 2016

As the uprising in Kashmir has entered into its third month, calls for peace and calm to the protesters by the governments at the centre as well as the state are growing louder. When Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on Radio in ‘Mann Ki Baat’ this month, he appealed to the people to maintain peace, harmony in the state. The PM also talked about dialogue and development. Even state’s chief minister.

Two Pakistani among Times most influential teens of 2016
October 20, 2016

TIME magazine has released their annual list of the 30 Most Influential teens, and 2016’s list. These 30 teens were deemed eligible for one of the most prestigious honours they can receive as a young person. They all come from totally different backgrounds and fields, and they all have numerous accolades and achievements. TIME magazine considered those feats, as well as their “global impact through.

Triple Talaq debate: What about Zakia Jafri, Bilkis Bano and Ishrat Jahan?
October 20, 2016

Srinagar | (PTK): While the debate on abolition of Muslim Personal Law is raging, with the government stressing its desire to protect Muslim women from arbitrary divorce and polygamy it would be pertinent to note that this very ruling party at the center now has not only failed to uphold many of the constitutionally guaranteed rights of Muslim women but has also been an enabler in violation of those.

Will Tariq Karra’s exit dent PDP in JK’s capital?
October 12, 2016

Srinagar  |(PTK): Towards the end of the 1990s which scripted the bloodied history of the conflict ridden State of Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emerged as an alternative to National Conference in electoral politics of Kashmir. Within five years of its formation, PDP rose to power with Congress in 2002, defeating traditional National Conference (NC), and cleared.